Manufacturers and their employees share a mutual goal of a safe, communicative and productive workplace. Collaboration and thoughtful rulemaking between manufacturers and governmental agencies, as well as fairness and balance in our labor law system, are essential to achieving that goal. Maintaining the time-tested balance between labor unions and employers is critical to economic growth and job creation.

The NAM is committed to defending the rights of manufacturers and their employees and fighting changes to our labor law system that undermine employer-employee relations.

The Aggregate Economic Cost of New Labor Market Regulations

  • The pace of labor rulemaking in the waning months of the Obama presidency will easily exceed that of the previous three two-term presidencies.
  • On average, the Obama administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) finalized nearly twice as many major labor regulations per year than the previous four administrations.

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NAM in the News

Press Releases

  • 09/22/2016
    A Labor Legacy to Remember: Years of Excessive Overregulation
    The NAM released a new study today that outlines the destructive legacy this administration’s relentless labor regulatory agenda will leave for manufacturers, their employees and the communities in which they live.
  • 09/20/2016
    Manufacturers Challenge Overtime Rule
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement after the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) filed suit against the Department of Labor on the newly updated overtime rule.
  • 08/23/2016
    Blacklisting Regulation Epitomizes Dangerous Rulemaking
    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council finalized the “blacklisting” regulation.